A Month in the Country - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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A haunting novel about art and its power to heal, J. L. Carr's A Month in the Country published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'That night, for the first time during many months, I slept like the dead and, next morning, awoke very early.' One summer, just after the Great War, Tom Birkin, a demobbed soldier, arrives in the village of Oxgodby. He has been invited to uncover and restore a medieval wall painting in the local church. At the same time, Charles Moon - a fellow damaged survivor of the war - has been asked to locate the grave of a village ancestor. As these two outsiders go about their work of recovery, they form a bond, but they also stir up long dormant passions within the village. What Berkin discovers here will stay with him for the rest of his life . . .

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241972038
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 67 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 6 mm

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“a must read this summer”

I knew nothing about this book before I picked it up, and having done so, I recommend everyone read this as soon as possible. At 85 pages this is a very short read, easily done in one uninterrupted sitting, preferably... More

Paperback edition
28th June 2015
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“Elegant and superb”

A superb short story centring around one man's recollection about a month spent in small countryside town employed to restore a piece of ancient church art. The writing is simple and elegant and poignant. It... More

Paperback edition
19th June 2016
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“A Gem of a Book”

J L Carr achieves more in the 100 or so pages (depending on the edition) of 'A Month in the Country' than most novelists manage in their lifetime. This book contains the elements that he reworked in his... More

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19th March 2018
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